Plaster Cast of Bas Relief: Ashurnasirpal II King of Assyria Hunting Wild Bulls
|Artifact Identification||Plaster Cast of Bas Relief: Ashurnasirpal II King of Assyria Hunting Wild Bulls (1901.19.0001A)|
|Period/Date||Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, 875 – 860 BC|
|Location||On Exhibitin the Mesopotamia exhibit|
|Dimension 1 (Width)||130.2 cm|
|Dimension 2 (Height)||90.5 cm|
|Dimension 3 (Depth)||5.9 cm|
|Measuring Remarks||The largest measurement is actually the width and the second largest measurement is actually the height.|
|Munsell Color Information||Yellowish White (10 yr 9/2) -ns|
British Museum WA 124532
Grayson, A. Kirk. Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Assyrian Periods. Vol. 2, "Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC". University of Toronto Press. 1991. Pp. 268–276. Collon, D. and Reade, J.E. eds. Art and Empire, Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995, pp. 53–53 Assyrian Sculptures in the British Museum Reign of Ashur-Nasir-Pal, 885–860 B.C. British Museum, London. 1914. Curtis, J. E. and J. E. Reade. Art and Empire: Treasures from Assyria in the British Museum. Metropoltitan Museum of Art, New York. 1995.
Nimrud, North West Palace, Room B, panel 20 top. The slab is the upper part of a panel that stood on the wall close to the royal throne and so perhaps represented an exploit of which king Ashurnasirpal II was particularly proud. The original is of gypsum (alabaster).
|Reproduction Information||Original is located in the British Museum.|